Every student who comes to Putteridge High School is a valued member of the school community. We welcome and pride ourselves on a diverse range of talent, skills, characteristics and high aspirations. We encourage excellence in everything we do and aim to develop First Class students through our broad and structured curriculum, extensive extra-curricular activities and of course, our House and Year system. We promote development of skills outside of the classroom and encourage and embed a healthy hunger for competition within our school family.
Each student belongs to a form group with students from the same year. This enables a strong and focused form time curriculum to be delivered based around Citizenship, Well-being and Current Affairs. Each year group will have a Head of Year and Pastoral Leader guiding them through their school journey, supporting and encouraging their pursuit of excellence and above all, monitoring and supporting their well-being. Every member of staff in the school is responsible for fostering integrity, confidence, resilience, creativity, good manners and sensitivity to others within our students.
Our year group structure runs alongside our House system. There are four Houses and each student belongs to a House. Each House forms a small community of its own led by two key members of the Pastoral Team providing another layer of support in our pursuit of excellence and developing First Class students. Through this arrangement every young person is encouraged to participate in House competitions ranging from academic to sporting as well as the Arts. At the end of each year we celebrate House accomplishment and success by awarding the highest scoring House with the prestigious House Cup.
We have two schemes in place that run alongside each other and to ensure rewards are achievable for all. The Rewards Ladder and The Putteridge High First Class Rewards Scheme. All rewards and achievements will be formally recognised in termly celebration assemblies. NOTE: These may be awarded remotely and given out during form time at present due to Covid-19.Our PHFC scheme is based on the whole child and their wider educational journey. There is a set of criteria set out below that focuses on developing every aspect of the individual student. All of these aspects are important as they will contribute to their reference when they leave at the end of year 11 and take their first steps into higher education. The criteria are:
- 97% + attendance
- 100 house points per term
- First Class or Good attitude to learning in all of their lessons each term
- Two or fewer lates per term